An Introduction to Tricolon crescens
Here below, in the first example, the first two phrases are equal in syllabic length but the third has more. Likewise, in the second example, the syllabic lenghth grows progressively.
- This sentence contains 10 syllables (if not mistaken):
- The truest, [3 syllables] the richest, and most unspeakable glories of the land — The Elk, (5:158).
- “What shoulders, what arms I saw and touched! How suitable for squeezing were the shape of her breasts!”.